The left was actually my very first deviation over 10 years ago.
I owe a lot to deviantart, even though I don't consider myself a professional by any means. I've progressed a lot over the years and the amount of sheer inspiration and wonderful friends I've made on this site over the years keeps me coming back. <3 Thanks DA!
As you can see, my anatomy wasn't that great (well, it still isn't sometimes!) and I straight up avoided drawing hands! Still something I struggle with, but I'm no longer afraid to at least attempt it now.
I realize that this is technically fanart, and as such is not eligible for the contest.. but I wanted to do it anyway. Ah well.
Original (left) done in Oekaki BBS
Remake (right) done in Paint Tool Sai/Photoshop CS5